Game of Thrones Prequel House of the Dragon Sets Release Date

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It’s been a few years since we last left Westeros in…well, that was certainly a state. But as we’ve waited to return to the fantastical world of George RR Martin and go back even further into his past with the Targaryen-focused prequel series Dragon Housewe now know that we don’t have much time to wait for this comeback.

HBO has confirmed that the series, which takes place hundreds of years before the events of game of thrones, will premiere on HBO Max on August 21, 2022. Here’s a new poster to accompany the announcement, complete with, of course, a Dragon Egg ready to hatch.

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Dragon Houseloosely based on the events of the 2018 book by The same name by George RR Martin, himself adapted in more general knowledge book slated for release later this year – follows the Targaryen family during a period of intra-personal conflict known in game of thrones‘extensive story like dragon dance. A civil war between rival factions of the family over who will inherit the Iron Throne after King Viserys I Targaryen, the conflict sets the stage for the eventual decline of House Targaryen and the loss of many of the family’s most powerful assets. , the dragons that gave them their fearsome and fiery reputation.

With Paddy Considine as King Viserys I, Doctor WhoMatt Smith as Viserys’ brother Prince Daemon Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys’ firstborn and chosen heir, and Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans as Alicent (Viserys’ second wife) and Otto Hightower (Viserys’ Hand of the King, his official right-hand man in ruling Westeros), respectively, the series also stars Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Gavin Spokes and Ewan Mitchell.

Dragon House premieres on HBO Max on August 21, 2022.


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